"All Hope Is Gone" as written by Mickael Gordon Thomson, Sidney George Wilson, Nathan Jonas Jordison, Paul Dedrick Gray, Christopher Michael Fehn, James Donald Root, Craig Alan Jones, Michael Shawn Crahan and Corey Todd...
The state of the nation, violation!
A broken promise is as good as a lie
The hell is humongous, the devil's among us
And we will burn because we won't unite!

We won't witness anymore freedom.
Where is anybody? do we need 'em?
I would rather fight,
Than let another die.
We're the problem,
But we're also the solution
All hope is gone!

If you want you cannot take it from me
If you think you can, you still don't know me
Let me tell you, when I said it, I meant it
And I will always have the right to defend it

Fifty seconds, a hundred murders
The bill of rights is a bill of sale.
What will you do when the war is over?
What will you do when your systems fail!?

We have made the present obsolete.
What do you want?
What do you need?
We'll find a way,
When all hope is gone!
We've seen the fall of the elite.
Bury your life,
Take your disease.
We'll end the world,
When all hope is gone!

We have made the present obsolete
What do you want?
What do you need?
We'll find a way
When all hope is gone
We've seen the fall of the elite
Bury your life
Take your disease
We'll end the world
When all hope is gone

The wretched are the wounded
The hungry starved to death
At a place where no-one goes
The air itself is a final breathe
So discontinue
The antiseptic cash charade
As the cry of justice comes
Our malignant fire fades

I am the reason your future suffers
I am the hatred you won't embrace
I am the worm of a pure distinction
I am the remedy, spit in my face
All your lies and wars are out-dated
All your subjects are dulling mind games
I can rattle off a million other reasons why
But doesn't matter when the only thing we love will die

We have made the present obsolete
What do you want?
What do you need?
We'll find a way
When all hope is gone
We've seen the fall of the elite
Bury your life,
Take your disease
We'll end the world,
When all hope is gone

We have made the present obsolete
What do you want?
What do you need?
We'll find a way,
When all hope is gone
We've seen the fall of the elite
Bury your life,
Take your disease
We'll end the world
When all hope is gone


Lyrics submitted by SliPKnoTrevenge13, edited by afatherssin, Jakezilla

"All Hope Is Gone" as written by Christopher Fehn Chris Fehn

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    General CommentTHANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! been tryin to find these lyrics,GREAT song,sounds like a mixture of iowa and vol 3,iowa is my favorite,im sure this is a political song,corey said this time he didnt write about whats wrong with HIM but whats wrong with the world or something along those lines,great fuckin song though,cant wait to see them in july!!!!!!!!!!!!
    possessedpathon June 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is my thoughts and feelings toward this song. I love slipknot. Im so glad for the alubm… I just want to know if its going to be great.

    “The state of the nation - violation!
    A broken promise is as good as a lie.
    The hell is humongous, the Devil's among us
    And we will burn because we won't unite!”


    This world is shit. Everyone thinks they are right. and everyone runs in there own directions.

    from a christian ideas -< The devils grip on this world is strong then ever before. corrupting every soul along the way. I see the fall of america happening in 10-20 years. i believe it will happen. the economy. the greed. the selfishness.



    "We won't witness anymore freedom.
    What does anybody do we need 'em?
    I would rather fight, than let another die.
    We're the problem, but we're also the solution."


    Past generations have figured out all in the ins and outs to all the coolest things. and have decided some things are bad. they put rules down. then more laws are created around those rules. slowly we have boxed ourselfs in these little 2x2 square boxes afraid to live. Us ignorant young-ins need to learn from our mistakes not theres. and if we try, we break about 4 laws just trying to live freely. we are a dead generation with nothing to do. "we have no great depression, no great wars. our biggest depression is our lives.." -taylor durden

    we are a cancer to this world. we are the worst fucking thing on this planet. but we are the only ones to do anything about it. Wall-e said this message in recent movies.


    “If you want you cannot take it from me.
    If you think you can, you still don't know me.
    Let me tell you, when I said it, I meant it
    And I will always have the right to defend it.”

    We all decided we want to live! fuck your rules. fuck your ideas. i have my own. and i want to live it. we all say. but someday we all do comform a bit to the rules and regulates around us. but what we said we meant it! and if you cross us we will defend it! fuck you all!


    “Fifty seconds, a hundred murders.
    The bill of rights is a bill of sale.
    What will you do when the war is over?
    What will you do when your system fails!?”


    America was built on war. We’ve never not had war. We don’t know how to live without war. What do we do? Nothing?! Ok.. so we make products. And scam others out of business. WHY! Fuckin a. why cant we all live together as one? I don’t know. I fuckin hate people and there ideas.


    “I am the reason your future suffers.
    I am the hatred you won't embrace.
    I am the worm of a pure distinction.
    I am the remedy, spit in my face!
    All your lies and wars are out-dated.
    All your subjects are dulling mind games.
    I can let all of another million reasons why,
    But doesn't matter when the only thing will never die!”

    Best lines in song. To me.
    These ideals started in America because of drugs. China (in the new Olympics) have also shown that they want these ideals.
    Our generation is tired and doesn’t understand the meaning of fighting anymore. Videogames are good enough. we our the cure to this planets, the dreamers I mean. We have figured out all the tactics and mind fucks they do to us all to get us to do there bidding. Fighting each other has lost its fun. Now its point, click, boom. Hundreds gone. Used to be; One on One. Respect and honor. Now, nothingness. PTSD! Mind fucks! The country brainwashes us to think some way for us to do what they want. But most people say fuck that.

    THERE ARE A MILLION REASONS WHY WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER IN THIS WORLD!
    But nothing matters when we will die in the end. So fuck it… I don’t care.


    These are my ideas. My feelings. My beliefs. If you don’t like them, I don’t care. If you agree. Pat ourself on the back because no one cares. You are alone in the world. Because we cant seem to gather together. We are afraid of each other..
    One last thing I truthfully believe in. STRONGLY>…
    "Fuck it all! fuck this world! Fuck everything that you stand for! Dont belong! dont exist! Dont give a shit! Dont ever judge me!"

    DONT YOU EVER FUCKING JUDGE ME!
    kornskateron August 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a for sure politcal song the whole song is awsome in every word especally the first verse cory shawn and cris make the verse

    We have made the present -obsolete.
    What do you want?
    What do you need?
    We'll find a way,
    When all hope is gone!
    We've seen the fall of the elite.
    Bury your life,
    Sink your disease.
    We'll end the world,
    When all hope is gone!

    sooo much stronger singing together its like a whole crowd of people in a riot its an awsome and it has a kick ass solo.

    oh yea i think you for got two verses at the end of the song
    sid666slipknoton June 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it says freedom a second time, I definetly hear "do we need'em" and I think it says "50 seconds, 100 murders".
    ichigo900on June 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song just seems to be a general statement of the nation of the past few years and if we don't try to unite to do something all hope is gone..
    Hellzeekoon June 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell i did this whole fucking song off of EAR.
    im sorry if i didnt get every word right
    damn
    SliPKnoTrevenge13on June 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about how the hope for this world is gone.
    raprocker007on June 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about how the hope for this world is gone.
    raprocker007on June 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTHIS MADE ME WANT TO BUY THE ALBUM JUST TO BURN IT.
    I fucking love slipknot, but what the hell happened here?
    the lyrics are practically the same as surfacing, but changed round a bit.
    It made me die a little inside. :(
    VenomVindictaon June 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthank god they went back to the older style, like from mfkr. i like every song they have.....but that's the style i like the best
    p.s killer guitar solo
    kill-all-emoson June 25, 2008   Link

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